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BARTLEY SECONDARY SCHOOL’S CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK

ACQUIRE, APPLY, ASSESS, ADJUST

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1. Arrangement & Colours .

a. The centre represents the programmes we have in place to help our students acquire our core values, and forge their moral anchor. It is coloured bright yellow, signifying Strength and Steadfastness on our school crest (CCE Outcome 2).

b. The red layer refers to the programmes or concepts that the school uses to help our students acquire and develop their social-emotional (SE) competencies, which are related to Identity, Relationships and Choices (CCE Outcomes 1,3,4). These are linked to the virtues of Friendship, Love, Loyalty & Brotherhood represented by the Red on our crest.

c. The academic and non-academic programmes in our school are spread out across the SPACE (social, physical, aesthetic, cognitive, emotional) domains, and are a balanced approach to help to students apply the values and social-emotional competencies in the context of School. The White represents Honesty in our search of knowledge and ourselves.

d. The blue circle refers to the platforms that give students opportunities to think and act beyond themselves and their immediate surroundings, giving of themselves to the nation and the world (CCE Outcomes 4,5,6,7,8). The Deep Blue represents a Bright and Fruitful Future, not just for Bartleyans, but for Bartley and the Singapore as well.

e. The outermost circle reminds our students to be Resilient and Responsible Leaders by assessing their performance and behaviour, and making the necessary adjustments to achieve the school’s vision of being a Value-Added School with a High Performing Culture. The White here reiterates the importance of Honesty in this process of Life-Long Learning.

2. This table presents the different programmes that go in each layer.

Sec 1

Sec 2

Sec 3

Sec 4/5

Acquire Values

· Orientation

· Target Setting

· CCE lessons & Guidance modules

· CCA

· 7 Habits (1-3)

· SL Talks

· FT Conferencing

· Transition to Sec 1 Camp

· Target setting

· CCE lessons & Guidance modules

· CCA

· 7 Habits (4-7)

· SL Talks

· FT Conferencing

· Outdoor adventure camp

· Target setting

· CCE lessons & Guidance modules

· SL Talks

· FT Conferencing

· Overseas Learning Journey

· Target setting

· CCE lessons & Guidance modules

· SL Talks

· FT Conferencing

· SMILE

Acquire

SEC

· CCE lessons & Guidance modules

· CCA

· 7 Habits (1-3)

· SL Talks

· AEP

· SEP

· CCE lessons & Guidance modules

· CCA

· 7 Habits (4-7)

· SL Talks

· Outdoor adventure camp

· School visits

· AEP

· SEP

· CCE lessons & Guidance modules

· CCA

· 6 Decisions

· SL Talks

· Overseas Learning Journey

· ECG Fair

· School visits

· CCE lessons & Guidance modules

· CCA

· 6 Decisions

· SL Talks

· Study Skills / Personal Effectiveness camp

· ECG Fair

· School visits

Apply Values and SEC within School

· SPACE

· VIA

· Interclass games

· Cross-Country

· SPACE

· VIA

· Interclass games

· Cross-Country

· SPACE

· VIA

· Interclass games

· Cross-Country

· SPACE

· VIA

· Interclass games

· Cross-Country

Apply Values and SEC in National and Global context

· NYAA

· NE events

· Environmental Education

· VIA

· NYAA

· NE events

· NE Learning Journeys

· Environmental Education

· VIA

· Overseas Learning Journey

· Work Attachments

· NE events

· Environmental Education

· VIA

· Work Attachments

· NE events

· Environmental Education

Assess Behaviour and Performance

· Reflections

· Student Organiser

· Reflections

· Student Organiser

· Reflections

· Student Organiser

· Reflections

· Student Organiser

· NE Quiz


3. SPACE domains . The programmes offered in Bartley Secondary School can be grouped under Languages & Culture (English, Mother Tongue, Literature), Mathematics (Elementary Math, Additional Math, Principles of Accounts), Sciences (Physics, Chemistry), Humanities (Geography, History, Social Studies, Elements of Business Skills), Crafts & Technology (Art, Music, Food & Consumer Education, Design & Technology, Computer Applications), Physical Education, CCE and CCA. Additionally, lower secondary students take Integrated Project Work (IPW). When arranged according to the SPACE domains, the main thrusts of each category can be placed within the spectrum as indicated in Table 1 . Collectively, these platforms help our students use and strengthen their values and SE competencies.

Table 1: Bartley Secondary School’s programmes across the SPACE Domains

Social

Physical

Aesthetic

Cognitive

Emotional

CCA

CCA*

CCA*

CCA*

CCA

PE

PE

PE

Craft & Tech

Craft & Tech

Languages & Culture

Languages & Culture

Languages & Culture

Mathematics

Sciences

Humanities

Humanities

IPW

IPW

CCE**

CCE**

CCE**

* - depending on the type of CCA

** - includes NE, ECG, SEd, CW and VIA

Glossary of terms

AEP

Arts Elective Programme

CCE

Character & Citizenship Education

CCA

Co-Curricular Activities

CW

Cyber Wellness

ECG

Education & Career Guidance

FT

Form Teacher

IPW

Integrated Project Work

NE

National Education (also known as Citizenship Education)

NYAA

National Youth Achievement Award

PE

Physical Education

RIPE

Respect for Self and Others, Integrity our Way of Life, Passion for Learning, Excellence our Pursuit

SEd

Sexuality Education

SPACE

Social, Physical, Aesthetic, Cognitive, Emotional domains

SE

Social-Emotional

SEC

Social-Emotional Competencies

SEP

Sports Elective Programme

SL

Student Leadership

VIA

Values-in-Action (formerly Community Involvement Programme or CIP)

Student Leadership Development (SLD)

At Bartley, we believe that every student has the potential to be a strong self-leader, and a leader for others. As such, the school has identified Student Leadership Development to be one of our key student development platforms. To this end, we have SLD programmes targeted at the whole student body, and for students on our Student Leadership Tracks.

 

Level

Level Outcome

Mass Programme

SL Track Programme

1

Responsible Leaders of Self

7 Habits

Traits of Ethical Leaders

Mixed of customised and cohort-based programmes for

1. Student Councillors,

2. CCA Leaders,

3. Class Chairs, and

4. Domain Experts

2

Responsible Leaders for Others

7 Habits

Traits of Servant Leaders

3

Resilient Leaders for Change

6 Decisions

Traits of Transformational Leaders

4/5

Resilient Leaders for Excellence

6 Decisions

Traits of Mentors

Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)

To augment our students' home values, CCE lessons provide a platform for the development of character, social-emotional competencies and national values within our students. These lessons are developed by MOE’s Character and Citizenship Education Branch (CCEB) so that the delivered curriculum is holistic and engaging, inspiring and insightful.

 

To augment CCE, Citizenship Education (formerly National Education) programmes are crafted for the development of students in Bartley Secondary School in understanding their roles as citizens of and residents in Singapore.  The programmes are purposefully tailored to meet the developmental needs of our students from Sec 1 to Sec 5, and to instil in students a strong sense of Active Citizenry.

Student Development Programmes

MOE and Bartley Secondary School firmly believe that character development should be both taught (through explicit teaching of values and social-emotional skills) and caught (through experiential learning).

 

The overall outcome of these programmes is a Resilient and Responsible Leader in every Bartleyan. To achieve this main outcome, all programmes in the school are geared towards the following level outcomes:

 

Sec 1:             Responsible Leaders of Self

Sec 2:             Responsible Leaders for Others

Sec 3:             Resilient Leaders for Change

Sec 4/5:          Resilient Leaders for Excellence

 

 

Values-in-Action (VIA, previously Community Involvement Programme, CIP)

VIA provides students opportunities to develop a sense of belonging and purpose to the community they live in and society at large. Through their projects, students understand the roles they play in improving their surrounding environment. It is also a platform for students to actualise the social-emotional competencies to allow a developmental avenue for Character Education.

Education & Career Guidance (ECG) Modules & Programmes

ECG helps students make informed educational and career progression decisions and choices. In Bartley, this is done through direct guidance, profiling tools, fairs, progression talks and work experiences. Our tie-ups with post-secondary educational institutions allow us to help our students begin with the end in mind.

Sexuality Education (SEd) Modules

Please see our tab on Sexuality Education.

School-based CCE, including Assembly programmes and Form Teacher Period

To complement MOE’s offerings, the school has additional programmes to achieve our overall outcome of Resilient and Responsible Leaders. As mentioned, the 7 Habits and 6 Decisions programmes foster personal leadership within our students. The Leadership Talks aim to equip our students with knowledge of current literature on the types of leaders. Our signature SMILE@Bartley is explained further below. Other programmes are incorporated on a timely basis.   

 

 

SMILE@Bartley - Student Mentoring through Innovative Learning Experiences 

 

SMILE provides an environment and support infrastructure that is conducive for students to achieve greater success. This is done through a small group mentorship programme, during which the close interaction allows an in-depth understanding of the cognitive, social-emotional and physical challenges that students face. The rapport between role models and the students provides the important emotional support amidst the academic rigour.